Celebrate 37 Years of Eyes to the Skies in Lisle

Plan your Fourth of July Celebration at Lisle’s famous Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival next month! We are celebrating 37 years of a festival unique to the Village of Lisle. This special event attracts balloonists of all types and designs. The Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival displays a wide selection of hot air balloons to experience and ride (weather permitting). Attendees are invited to experience the numerous types of hot air balloons, from specialty shaped balloons to sport balloons. Learn about the different variations of balloons that exist and see the differences when you are floating through the air. Tethered balloon rides are also available for a cost – weather permitting of course!

The Eyes to the Skies Festival is a large benefit to Lisle, donating proceeds to local charities since 2009. It is a renowned tourist event, gaining recognition in the news and across multiple online outlets. There is nothing like it anywhere else, and Lisle is proud to host this unique celebration every year. Come to Lisle Community Park and find a good spot to view the 20 + balloons and nightly fireworks with our residents.

Family Activities During the Weekend

Eyes to the Skies is more than just the balloons, it is a full festival complete with live bands, carnival games, and many neighborhood crafters and food vendors. Our Kids’ Area will provide a wide selection of activities to entertain your children as well the entire weekend. Fireworks displays happen every evening of the festival around 9:45 PM as well, weather permitting. All 4th of July weekend enjoy the fun and celebrations in Lisle, IL.

Two stages make up the music venues during the festival, each playing their own unique bands from around the area. Live performances carry on through all three days of Eyes to the Skies Festival, providing one more attraction during the festival.

In addition to the festival and carnival, all the other attractions in Lisle are available as well. Visit The Morton Arboretum, shop along our downtown Main Street, and try new cuisine at one of our many restaurants. Lisle, IL has a lot more to offer and we invite you to explore it all. Purchase your tickets now!

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Hotel Specials Fourth of July Weekend

Extend your time in Lisle and plan a “staycation” out of your visit to the Eyes to the Skies Festival. The official hotel of the festival is the DoubleTree By Hilton, complete with a special rate for festival attendees. Take advantage of the special $86 rate per room for the festival which includes breakfast for up to four people. To make your reservation, call 630-552-2599 and ask for the Eyes to the Skies rate!


  • July 4th – Noon to 11:00 PM
  • July 5th – Noon to 11:00 PM
  • July 6th – Noon to 11:00 PM


  • July 3rd – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM/li>
  • July 4th – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • July 5th – 12:00PM to 11:00 PM
  • July 6th – 12:00PM to 11:00 PM
  • July 7th – 12:00PM to 7:00 PM


    • $10 – Includes access to the balloon field viewing area, both music stages, and the majority of the children’s area

Cash only at the gates but you can buy your tickets in advance

Free Offers

  • Children 8 and under
  • On Thursday, July 4 Lisle residents get free admission up until 3:00 PM by showing a valid ID with Lisle address at the entry gate.
  • Veterans and Active Military Personnel get free individual access to the Festival all three days by showing a valid Photo ID at the entrance.